LibriVox recording of Great Englishwomen, by M. B. Synge. Read by Laura Caldwell.
Great Englishwomen is a collection of biographies of some of the greatest women in England's history. Women who were leaders of their country in troubled times, women who were reformers in prison conditions, and those who sought improvement in the education and living conditions of the poor. Some were great painters, poets, and writers. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)
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May 13, 2016 Subject:
Very interesting English biograhies
The author does an excellent job of giving us interesting overviews of 16 different outstanding English Women and she manages to do this in just an average of 11 minutes per character. In the beginning chapters you will see that our continental ancestors all seemed quite insane - spending their lives fighting over who should rule over them and engaging in wars over religion. It is clear that each character would warrant an entire book devoted just to them. You will find many of these stories quite moving. If you love history as I do, you will find this book very rewarding. Narrator Laura Caldwell is unequaled.